An opportunity to experience specially crafted outdoor wilderness expeditions with a profound healing component for teens, ages 14 to 18, coping with the loss of a loved one.
Outward Bound Grieving Teens courses implement personal growth methodologies and a simple support model that honors the griever. The grief work that is purposefully woven into every aspect of the curriculum is not intended to provide therapy, but rather to facilitate an environment where young people can connect, build relationships and share in a relevant healing experience with real-world outcomes.
Participants begin to build an inclusive, supportive “crew” on day one as they join in a nightly discussion circle, acknowledge their shared losses and begin the healing process. As they tackle problem-solving challenges and engage in high impact activities such as rock climbing or ropes courses, students experience moments of self-discovery and also reinforce their new community of support – their grieving crewmates.
Thanks to our donors, all participants receive reduced tuition.